CAPITOL HILL — Ring in both the holiday weekend and a birthday celebration at The Tavern Uptown. On Friday, enjoy 15% off all food and beverage while DJ Lo spins some tunes from 8 p.m.; on Saturday, the discount ups to 20% while Richie Allen & The Bad Ideas and DJ Seanboy are on deck. Sunday sees the discount rise to 25% while DJ Tah plays. Round out the birthday weekend on Monday and enjoy 50% off all food and beverage while Dave Roppolo and Richie Allen & The Bad Ideas take care of the music at the all day party. For more information, visit the tavern's website.
SOUTH BROADWAY — Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales quietly welcomes Starfighter, a double citrus-powered sour wheat ale, to its keg line-up this Friday, September 2. The must-have beer has yet to be scheduled for bottle release so make sure to stop by around 6 p.m. for a chance to taste the brew. For more information - including the password - concerning the one-time tasting, visit the event page.
BERKELEY — Denver's first and only cat cafe, Denver Cat Company, holds a class for the yogis this Saturday morning, September 3. Come to the cafe at 8:30 a.m. for the feline-friendly morning flow. For $16, take a morning class with instructor Reni and to stick around the cafe after class for a cup of tea. Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot online.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE — On Saturday, September 3, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse hosts its second edition of the three-part Colorado Beer Dinner series. The three course dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and pairs dishes like a Scotch quail egg with Loose Leaf Session Ale. The dinner is set on the patio alongside live music and paired with Odell and Fort Collins beers. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 303.796.0100.
WEST COLFAX — On Sunday, WestFax Brewing has three reasons to celebrate: the brewery's six month anniversary, a release of the new barrel aged Casa Roja brew, and a pig roast party courtesy of Mile High Cajun Food Truck. Plates from the mobile restaurant will be available for $15 each while Saddle Road will be on deck with the Bluegrass tunes. To reserve your spot, visit Mile High Cajun's website. For more details, visit the event page.
BRIGHTON — The Annual Palizzi Corn & Chile Festival returns from September 2 to September 5 to give locals a chance to stock up on roasted chiles and vegetables before the snow starts to fall. Stop by on Sunday for live music, bites from local food vendors, a corn eating contest, and fireworks. For each bushel of chile or bag of corn that visitors purchase, their name will be placed in a raffle before the drawing at 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on local vendors and the weekend-long event, visit the event page.
VAIL — Gourmet on Gore, the outdoor culinary, beer, wine, and spirits street showcase, returns for Vail Village for an eleventh Labor Day weekend celebration. Along Gore Creek Drive and International Bridge, taste samples from Vail Valley's best restaurants and bars for free. The event is open to the public from September 2 to September 5. For a schedule and more information about events or vendors, visit the event website.
CENTENNIAL — This weekend, ViewHouse's suburban outpost celebrates its two year anniversary along with Labor Day festivities with a sports, music, and food-filled weekend. From Thursday to Monday, the restaurant will host a patio party, live music performances, and brunch specials. For more details and information about the weekend's celebrations, visit the restaurant's website.
RINO — Stop by The Source on Sunday, September 4 for a charitable brunch benefiting Slow Food Denver at Comida in honor of the cantina's third anniversary. The popular Mexican restaurant will donate a portion of each dish to the movement for clean, fair, and good food. Guests will also enjoy a complimentary "Comosa" mimosa. Finish off your mid-morning meal with a quick stop at Slow Food Denver's weekly farmer's market inside The Source. Slow Sunday starts around 10 a.m.
VAIL — This Monday marks Labor Day and Vail's Fifth Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fest at the Little Nell's Ajax Tavern. A part of the tavern's barbecue series, the event features unlimited food and drink and live music. This time around, dig into a variety of oysters from the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts prepared Rocky Mountain-style along with beer-can chicken and barbecue sides. Tickets to the event are $89 and can be purchased online.
BOULDER — Celebrate Labor Day in style at Frasca Food & Wine's weekly Monday Night Wine Dinner. This week, the newer members of restaurant's team will select several choice wines for the diners to enjoy. The four-course dinner is $50 per person and optional wine pairings are available for $45-$50 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at 303.442.6966.
Disclosure: The editor is married to one of the developers behind The Source, the development in which Comida resides.